Paula Jacobs, RN, attended Michigan State University and received her R.N. degree from Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her nursing career includes experience in the surgical ICU, ER, home health, and as an instructor in clinical pharmacology. She and her husband Paul have operated the Jacobs Smile Center in Escanaba, Michigan since 1983. Paula has been involved in patient education and dental practice management for over 10 years. She is a co-founder and President of the Board of the Care Free Dental Clinic, Inc. She has serve as the President of the OSF St. Francis Hospital Foundation Board.